Firecracker Vegetable and Chickpea Roast

  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 garlic cloves, halved
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, halved
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced fennel bulb (about 1 small bulb)
  • 1 cup red bell pepper strips
  • 1 cup yellow bell pepper strips
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 medium tomato, cut into 12 wedges
  • 1 (29-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 6 cups hot cooked basmati rice


  1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. Place first 9 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth.
  3. Combine basil mixture, cauliflower, and next 5 ingredients (cauliflower through onion), tossing well to coat. Arrange vegetable mixture on a jelly roll pan coated with cooking spray.
  4. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.  Add chickpeas and lay tomato wedges prettily on top; bake an additional 5 minutes. Serve over rice.

7 responses to “Firecracker Vegetable and Chickpea Roast

  1. Pingback: Firecracker Vegetable and Chickpea Roast « Plant Based Diet Adventures

  2. Love to see a picture but I think I will try this anyway!

  3. petit4chocolatier

    The recipe sounds great! I love every ingredient. And with rice it must be delicious!

  4. Priya, thank you!Explora Cuisine, thank you! The mint adds a very fresh note.Lydia, I hope you like it, sweetie!xoxoMaria, thank you! I love chicepka too! :DKankana, thank you for stopping by!Mary, thank you!xxMindy, thank you!Cakewhiz, thank you! You are far too kind. :DMin, thank you for stopping by! I’m glad you are enjoying it here! :DSuz, I am sure your hubby and your sons are very spoiled people, sweetie! :Dxx

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